I have to admit that I've been absolutely fascinated over the last few years with the amount of wireless network devices that are hitting the consumer electronics market. These wide-ranging electronic devices have a variety of uses and direct their marketing towards a wide range of users.
One of the most interesting devices that I have yet to see is a dedicated instant messaging device designed for young people. This device is very basic and has a black-and-white screen, several manufacturers are making these devices and they all do one task. That one task is simply to work as a Internet messaging device that operates on a wireless home network.
By simplifying this device it is not needed that an individual actually be using a laptop computer or desktop computer to communicate via the Internet on instant messaging services. These small devices are handheld can be used comfortably when sitting on the couch while watching TV or a movie. Because of the portability of these devices, one can simply put it in your pocket and if you happen to go to a café with free Wi-Fi you can instant message there as well.
Is possible with the advent of newer types of smart phones and wireless communication devices that we will see this device phasing out but it is a cheap alternative to give to a child at a young age they do not want to entrust with a very expensive piece of consumer electronic equipment. I urge parents with young children could either computer time on the family machine by instant messaging to look into these devices as an alternative to sitting on the home computer all evening while talking to friends.